Sep 8, 2008, 7:07 AM
In their recent celebration at the St. Therese's Catholic Church, the membership was present at the Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Gabou Secka, the assistant priest at St. Therese. He also praised the lectors for their hard work and commitment to serving the community. Most importantly, certificates were presented to long serving and committed members of over five years. Some members who have been long serving and have been on and off were questioned but were classed as long serving and still committed because when they are there they serve well.
Augustine Kanjia, the president of the Lectors said they had the responsibility to make the Word of God known far and wide. He recounted that they had meetings on Thursdays at 6:30pm except when Thursdays are obstructed by other liturgical functions that they meet on Tuesday at 6:30pm. He asked the congregation to stop opposing and come in to become members to help improve the quality of proclamation in their church.
"I know you love to get the best out of us. A lot is needed to make us appear superb and add taste to the celebration. As our church is now self reliant, we are not afraid to ask you to help the lectors by providing their "gowns" or vestments to match the liturgical colours. Wearing these over a ten year period is not good for you the onlookers." Augustine said.
The president appealed to the congregation to make positive criticisms to enable the lectors' impact the congregation positively in return. The president was quick to warn those in the group that are bent on spoiling meetings to think twice that the Church is a universal church and not any body's property. He urged them to discuss their problems and solve them as a family. He thanked the members for a renewed effort in making the group lively and enviable in the sight of many.
He thanked all especially the senior choir whom he termed as partners in development for singing so beautifully during their occasion. He thanked the priests, Fathers Secka and Sonko for their kind assistance.
The day was spent at Ernest Mendy's house. Certificates were handed to several deserving older members. Their door is open to new membership to develop the group. "We are appealing to all and sundry to help us with our vestments to match the liturgy." Marchel Mendy the secretary said. Philomen Men expressed her desire for the advancement of the group and asks members to love one another and to show how we live the Bible values. Mr. Patrick Tamba Lebbie is urging members to be committed to their monthly contributions and other developmental contributions to help us move ahead. He said this is the toughest area for him as the finance secretary but has vowed to develop his area. All the members are happy about the renewed cooperation that is growing from good to better.